16 Responses

  1. YodaJones
    YodaJones at |

    It would have been cool for you to tell the folks about what you’ve done to get this desktop, and especially what applications you have running on the desktop and icons.

  2. Boo Radley
    Boo Radley at |

    Oh, dear…

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  4. helpful hint
    helpful hint at |

    Might want to censor your friends’ email addresses there…

    Pretty spiffy desktop, though.

  5. h9290
    h9290 at |

    Change the green color font of conky
    You can add the weather script on conky
    add the cube and rotating option for compiz
    Since you’re using cairo,limit the icons on the upper panel

  6. Migraine
    Migraine at |

    Looks horrid. Using a less busy wallpaper would help.

  7. Lou
    Lou at |

    Eye cancer!

  8. thefrozenpenguin
    thefrozenpenguin at |

    Can you publish the conkyrc file so we can share the nice setup please?

  9. JMan
    JMan at |

    Shantanu,

    I’m surprised at some of these responses. Desktop art is a matter of taste. Some people didn’t like yours, but I did and I’d like to thank you for taking the time to post this. People can take what you’ve done and your suggestions and sources and configure theirs to suit themselves. The details and updates are nice, I’m busy and now I have them all in one place and don’t have to search all over for them. I prefer purple, blue and orange but your green theme is one of the nicest I’ve seen. Yes, please publish the conkyrc file.

    Thank you

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  11. Aditya
    Aditya at |

    dude if u have a gud gpu..like geforce then try enabling blur plugin for cf…ur transparency right now is quite distracting….blur clears all that out….in case u have a intel onboard card…try it with cf 0.78 or higher….and try compiling svn version of cimi’s murrine engine frome gnome svn..that wud all make an awesome glassy ubuntu..

    a few month sscreenshot is here
    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=293k6z6&s=4

  12. Kazelzvp
    Kazelzvp at |

    Hi webmaster!

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